Berlin-based producer Lapien (a recent subject of our Interpretations series) is set to release an atmospheric three-tracker on Radio Slave’s Rekids.

Also known as Metropolis or one half of Artefakt, Nick Lapien’s last three releases have landed on Finale Sessions, Fred P’s Soul People Music and, most recently, two on DVS1’s Mistress Recordings.

Releasing on Rekids, the multi-faceted Dutch artist’s next outing features three cuts with the dusky “A Change Is Gonna Come” initiating the package using infectious hats, subtle sub-bass and an indistinguishable vocal that ebbs subtly in and out of the mix. “As It Is” is the most robust number on the package with its undulating percussion and moody chords taking centre stage, until “Vexed” concludes everything with gloomy pads, shuffling hats and echoing effects.

For more information on Lapien’s production techniques, please see our In the Studio feature with him here.


A1 – A Change Is Gonna Come
B1 – As It Is
B2 – Vexed

A Change Is Gonna Come drops on Rekids on September 16 2016.